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BWA Art District

BWA Art District is located on the north side of Beijing Huantie Art District. The district which was originally Beijing Lubricating Oil Plant covers an area of 10,000 sqm. After renovation, its building area is about 5,000 sqm. The design conducts protective renovation for the factory and through meticulous investigation for original buildings and planning layout, two renovation strategies will be adopted:

1- For temporary buildings and those in poor conditions, adopt a strategy of tearing down and building new ones in the same place. New buildings, though adopting modern and simple design language, will be kept at same massing with original buildings in order to preserve original spatial form of the factory.
2- For buildings in fine conditions and those with historical significance, adopt a strategy of preserving, repairing and adding extensions. Historical styles and characters of original buildings will be preserved to the largest extent. New extensions which employ a structure of shipping container are cladded with facade panels in modern and simple style, forming a contrast between old and new.
Further more, design and construction of BWA Art District take requirements of developing and operation into full consideration. After renovation, the district will be equipped with spaces of different attributes including standard-story height space, double-story height space, container office space and container storage space etc., which realizes flexible rental, phased development and easy refurbishment. Meanwhile, under the premise of low risk and low budget, this project fully explores added value of design and creates a high-quality art district with details and artistic atmosphere.

Location: Beijing, China
GFA: 5,000 sqm
Client: Private  
Design Team: Yongzheng Li, Qizhi Li, Yanfeng Lyu, Xiaodong Wang
Design Date: 10/2015 C 03/2016
Construction Date: 03/2016 C Ongoing